Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has said he will not stand in the way of striker Mario Mandzukic if he wants to leave the club this summer as a move to Manchester United looks to be drawing ever nearer, according to the Metro.
The Argentine tactician said that he believes there are only two players at the club that he wouldn’t dream of selling, and apparently Mandzukic isn’t one of them.
“Mandzukic? Who goes and who stays is not up to me,” Simeone said.
“The club will decide what is best. We are happy with Mandzukic, he had a very competitive campaign.
“Of course, at Atletico there are a few players who can be considered untouchable: Koke, Godin and that’s about it, I’d say.”
United have been linked with making a £36m move for the Croatian international, despite him being in good form for the Spanish giants last term.
Mandzukic arrived in the summer of 2014 from Bundesliga big hitters Bayern Munich, and went on to bag 20 goals in 46 appearances across all competitions.